|2 weeks 4 days ago||Bert Blew it.|
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Todd Fisher lost his sister||
In a span of 24-plus hours, Todd Fisher lost his sister and mother and Billie Lourd lost her mother and grandmother. No one deserves to go through such an emotional gauntlet. Just awful.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Also a TV theme composer||
Really liked watching Growing Pains as a kid. RIP Dr. Jason Seaver.
Not only was he an actor, but also composed a couple of popular TV themes from back in the day for Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life. He also composed theme songs for a variety of 1970s game shows, including the original theme for Wheel of Fortune that lasted from 1975-83.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I remember reading the Freep||
I remember reading the Freep and Detroit News were offering buyouts to everyone in the newsroom to meet 2017 budgets. Such a mess.
Being a former journalist, I have friends and family that keep asking me, "don't you want to work at the Freep or Detroit News? You'd be back local and close to family and could do journalism." I then politely try to explain how the business of journalism (and the media for that matter) has been in a downward spiral for the past decade and remind them that I had to take three weeks of furloughs over a two-year period at USA TODAY (not to mention see plenty of good editors and writers lose their jobs unceremoniously because of budget cuts around this time of year).
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I remember being in awe when||
I remember being in awe when he went back up in space in 1998, 36 years after his being the first American to orbit the Earth. Definitely an American hero and legend...Godspeed, John Glenn.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||The Orange Bowl is the Orange||
The Orange Bowl is the Orange Bowl. I don't understand the crying over a Dec. 30 bowl (it's a NYD game that's getting bumped because of a combo of the current system and the way the calendar is at the end of 2016/start of 2017 with New Year's Day falling on a Sunday). It's still in the top tier of bowl games.
Also: Playing Florida State would be intriguing even if it's not a playoff game. We haven't played the Seminoles since 1991 when Amp Lee left a wake of destruction at Michigan Stadium. We won the first meeting in 1986.
That all said, a Virginia Tech win would be nice tonight to give ourselves some hope of playing for a shot at the national championship. If that doesn't happen, bring on Jimbo & Co.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||More from ESPN||
Link to the story.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I actually do interact with||
I actually do interact with these people both in person and electronically (facebook, emails, texts, calls, etc)...so yes, they are actual friends.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Out of the approximately 5||
Out of the approximately 5 Buckeye friends that I have, only one commented and said that we played really well. I know that was a sincere comment since that person's not one of the stereotypical nuts that loves rubbing it in (one of those 5 Ohio State friends, unfortunately, is and I've had to unfollow him because it got to the point that he had no life outside of rubbing in the Ohio State factor even when it had nothing to do with whatever we would be talking about).
|7 weeks 19 hours ago||From a sports perspective||
From a sports perspective this year, Saturday was the bitterest of disappointments.
From a life perspective, this year also has been a disappointment. The job I moved to NYC for in August ended up being a disaster with a psycho boss who threw me under the bus not even two months there (nothing performance related) and unless I can find a full-time gig within the next month, back to Michigan I come; the end of a relationship for non-legitimate reasons along with the ex's expectation to stay close friends after the breakup; all the notable deaths; other things.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Waiting to board a flight to||
Waiting to board a flight to Detroit to spend time with the family. Going to the Turkey Trot and Lions game. Watching The Game at the parents house on Saturday.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Marcus Knight was one of||
Marcus Knight was one of those players who I've wondered for a while what he was up to. Good to see him doing well and earning this opportunity.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Bill Bonds & Bo from '86||
As fiery as Bo was, he could also be revealing and gracious like in this 1986 TV interview with Bill Bonds (who as you can guess from my avatar had the right allegiances).
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I'm guessing treatment was something like this||
I'm guessing treatment was something like this
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I was telling people at the||
I was telling people at the bar I watched the game at in Brooklyn that if it weren't for the dual threat QBs these days that get multiple hundred-yard games in rushing and passing, Speight would be getting some sort of Heisman talk. Low and behold, Harbaugh says Speight should perhaps be under consideration for the Heisman.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Burke says he felt||
Burke says he felt Michigan could have helped him structure what he would face in the NBA with spending, budgeting and investing money.
Isn't that what the NBA rookie symposium is for? Also, I'd like to know what schools do offer that kind of personal finance services to student-athletes willing to turn professional.
As for the "jail food," I lived in East Quad freshman year (2000) and South Quad sophomore year (2001). East Quad wasn't the best, but it's dorm food--it is what it is. Bernard Robinson Jr ate there bunch of times considering I found myself in line with him a couple other hoops players ahead of me. I found myself eating more at South Quad, Couzens and Mary Markley (yes, for those wondering, they had cafeterias before the Hill dining hall opened) because my friends lived there (and IIRC, those dining halls were alright). West Quad was on par with East Quad, but I think that's because they followed the same menu.
Really not sure what Burke was expecting as a student-athlete.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Still stunned by this news.||
Still stunned by this news. 56 is too damn young. Condolences to his family and may he rest in peace.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I wonder if Rutger has seen||
I wonder if Rutger has seen things us people wouldn't believe...
|16 weeks 1 day ago||AP Tight End||
One of the best things I've read/heard Harbaugh quip.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||I'm doing one of these two||
I'm doing one of these two things since I've joined the cord cutter group:
*Go to the alumni bar and watch there. Since I'm in NYC these days, that'll be Prof. Thom's or Barleycorn.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||The sheep should have known||
The sheep should have known better...it probably ended up becoming shish kebab or khoravadz BBQ.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Gilda was True Blue||
Yep...and Gilda Radner attended Michigan (although didn't graduate from what I've read). At least they're reunited after all these years.
Still, I feel my childhood just took a huge wallop. Pretty much played our family's tape of Willy Wonka until it wore out.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Both||
I have my reasons football related and non-football related to say both, especially with certain personal events this year involving people from both schools that left me a little peeved. If you had to make me choose one over the other: By the slightest of edges Michigan State just cause they're getting more pompous as the season gets closer.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Hmm....MGoBlog season preview||
Hmm....MGoBlog season preview in NYC or continue apartment setup process in Hoboken.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Devastating||
This is devastating. I would imagine many people who are active on this blog watched him on a regular basis on college football Saturdays and other halftime/pregame shows for hoops, hockey...and The Sports Reporters (if you were able to get up early on Sundays).
One moment that sticks out is a halftime show clip with Craig James and Doug Flutie circa 2007 of the USF-WVU game where James was yelling about being aware of swarming bulls on the pasture (USF's defense was doing well in that game) and Saunders deadpanned "especially if you're a cow," and everyone lost it for about 20 seconds after that (
The hits, unfortunately, keep coming this year. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends--he was one of the good guys at ESPN.
Edit: Found the clip!
|23 weeks 10 hours ago||Ditto||
Three years ago, I flew Delta from IAD to ATL for the NCAA championship game vs. Louisville. I booked a mid-morning just in case something funky happened, which did: The aircraft we were supposed to use suffered a bird strike when landing at IAD and damaged the wing (yeah, I know--not a great omen for the game).
It took 3 hours for them to finally cancel the flight and rebook us (I made it to ATL in time for the game, but couldn't pregame as much as I wanted to), but in the meantime, they brought out a cart of refreshments: I think mainly snacks and drinks. First time I saw anything like that with any of the airlines I flew up to that point.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Fixed||
Edited...my eyes failed me this afternoon. Thank you for catching that.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||I'm looking forward to||
I'm looking forward to watching events on CBC instead of the edited commercial fest that is NBC.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||I was still undecided on the||
I was undecided on the helmets because of the dark lighting in the photos that came out yesterday. But after seeing these photos, I'm sold. Nice job, Nike.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Safe by the skin of the||
Safe by the skin of the replay. Talk about a cardiac comeback (that could have been avoided).
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Oh, it will always be||
Oh, it will always be Children's Television Workshop in my mind. The overemphasis of Elmo is probably what started the downfall. They also got rid of a lot of puppets, some because the muppet performer passed away and others for who knows why.
Also, The Electric Company, 3-2-1 Contact, and Square One Television (with Mathman wearing the winged helmet) will always be CTW productions, not Sesame Workshop.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||I have to wonder if their||
I have to wonder if their ages were the primary reason they were let go. Bob is 84, Gordon is 72 and Luis is 76. But yeah, when you have continuity for that long and let go of three main characters, it's rough. And the 5-year-old in me that watched Sesame Street says this is dumb.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||For those who don't know,||
For those who don't know, Bernstein is on the Board of Regents...and for the non-Detroit locals, son of attorney Sam Bernstein whose commercials have permeated through local Detroit TV for at least the past 30+ years. They also have their name plastered on Fox Sports Detroit's studios (The Call Sam Studios). Even my avatar was a spokesman at one point in the late 00s.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||In case anyone's wondering||
Michigan vs. Northwestern during Green's 1981-85 tenure:
1981: Michigan 38, Northwestern 0
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Looks like it was cardiac||
Looks like it was cardiac arrest...very sad news. He'll be remembered for coaching the Vikings and Cardinals in the NFL...but he also was head coach at Northwestern and Stanford in the 80s/early 90s.
|26 weeks 6 hours ago||Same for NYC||
My rule of thumb when I lived in NYC (and will be again when I move there in a month) is if a movie is ridiculously advertised everywhere in Manhattan and the Subway, it probably stinks. When I was in intern in NYC in 2003, posters and advertisements for Gigli were everywhere. The movie sunk like a rock.
Hollywood is out of ideas, period. In the past 3-4 years I've gone to the cinemas maybe 2-3 times per year, max (the last movie I saw was the latest X-Men movie and I don't remember what happened because it wasn't memorable). I never thought that would happen, but this is what happens when mainstream production is crap and movie ticket prices are inflated.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Variety of schools||
For me, it's Syracuse since I have cousins who live there and one received a Master's degree (rooted for them in hoops as a kid unless it was against Michigan); Georgetown (worked there for four years...of course, that complicated things with Syracuse family); and Columbia (got my master's degree there...at least the basketball team's been decent for the last decade unlike the football team); BU for hockey (a good friend went to law school there). As a kid, I loved UNLV because of Jerry Tarkanian (Armenian power).
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Explosions rocking Turkish Parliament||
|26 weeks 3 days ago||This guy loved talking Turkey||
This guy loved talking Turkey
|26 weeks 3 days ago||I honestly couldn't tell you,||
I honestly couldn't tell you, but they sure look like that. This link takes you to a video that clearly shows protestors ducking for cover when shots ring out in Istanbul.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Crazy situation. A couple||
Crazy situation. A couple friends of mine are in Turkey right now and they're OK in Istanbul and Antalya and I have many friends who have relatives in Istanbul. The live video feeds that are popping up from people's phones and social media feeds are surreal...like this one:
|27 weeks 4 days ago||1986ish on...||
My earliest sports memories are from the late 1980s. I remember my dad was BBQ'ing during one of the 1988 NBA Finals games and I kept running in and out of the house updating him on the score and if the Pistons were winning or losing. I also remember watching random Tigers games from 1986 on WDIV when they'd preempt Wheel of Fortune and/or Jeopardy! for games. I remember when the Red Wings lost to Edmonton in the 1987 conference finals (my youngest brother was born at the start of the series) and watched the Oilers celebrate the Stanley Cup soon after that on CBC. When it comes to Michigan, I remember being intrigued by the Rose Bowl and seeing the Wolverines on New Year's Day and Bo's face and voice. I don't know why, but I couldn't help but laugh at hearing Bo talk--maybe I saw a grandfatherly thing in him (aw shucks exterior to kids even though he was rough and tumble when it came to the business of coaching players).
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Arkansas game getting cut||
SI's Ryan Krasnoo (a Michigan alum, according to his Twitter page) also citing sources that the rivalry is back on. Krasnoo adds that the Arkansas game will get cut and the athletic department will take a $2 million loss.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||If Harbaugh's going to visit||
If Harbaugh's going to visit the Armenian Tavern, he might as well just visit the Armenian Quarter. Of course, I'm biased about this since I'm Armenian and my dad's side of the family lived in the AQ for decades.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||It is indeed Billy||
It's Bill Bonds from the mid-1980s at the end of his commentary on the Michigan-Ohio State game. It's worth watching for the twist ending after his rant.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Pretty sure Stan Van Gundy||
Pretty sure Stan Van Gundy said that whoever the Pistons draft won't be an immediate contributor, but if they provide solid minutes over the length of their rookie contract it's a win in his book. Pretty much he's drafting best player available (although they do need a backup PG and a stretch PF). I almost feel like they'll need to deal for a veteran backup PG instead of relying on a rookie to handle that duty.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||My top 5||
My top 5:
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Coen Brothers version of True Grit
Once Upon a Time in the West
|31 weeks 4 days ago||ESPN commercial||
Here's an old ESPN "This is SportsCenter" commercial with Howe teaching Keith Olbermann how the game was played in the good ole days. RIP Mr. Hockey
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Ackerman-Canham 1984 interview||
WDIV just posted a clip of Ackerman interviewing Michigan AD Don Canham during the 1984 season. Ackerman pushes Canham pretty hard on the subject of whether or not Michigan should accept the Holiday Bowl bid with the 6-5 record. Canham closes the interview with probably a classic line that gets Ackerman to laugh.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Nothing beat Channel 7 in the 70s|
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Ali is one of those cultural||
Ali is one of those cultural icons of the last 50-60 years that had a huge impact on American society, not just sports. And like stated before, his torch lighting at the 1996 Summer Olympics was one of those moments you never forget. I had goosebumps watching that at my cousins' house in Los Angeles while visiting for the summer.
Below is a clip of Ali's appearances as a mystery guest on the old game show "What's My Line" (one from 1965, the other 1970).
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Baby steps through the summer||
Baby steps through the summer time...baby steps to September.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||I wonder if Billick will||
I wonder if Billick will teach the Rutgers camp players how to play the Match Game.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Actually met Sanderson||
"Cool story bro" from New Year's Day 2013. I was out in LA visiting other Michigan friends in our annual LA New Year's trip (which started with the 2004 Rose Bowl) and we ended up watching the Outback Bowl at one of the alumni bars. He seemed like a pretty chill guy. None of my friends recognized him when he said his name but I knew his history. Bonus from that day: Rudy Tomjanovich was also at the bar.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Art/foreign/indy films:||
Art/foreign/indy films: Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier, enough said) and Cries & Whispers (Ingmar Bergman).
Mainstream Hollywood film (EDITED): I take back my original answer of Transporter. Honest-to-goodness worst film I saw in the theater was The Island. Michael Bay, enough said.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Ishtar||
While on the subject of bad movies from Columbia Pictures in 1987: Ishtar.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Unfortunately as I write||
Unfortunately as I write this, a fellow Michigan classmate is burying his mother who died six weeks after going to the hospital for what was thought to be severe back pain but ended up being metastasized liver cancer.
To me, the toughest part of dealing with the death of a loved one is the grieving process. In 1999-2000 while I was in my final two years of high school, my family lost a cousin who died in a freak car wreck near Flint and left behind a wife and an infant son and two close family friends (one to Leukemia, one to suicide due to mental illness that he hid very well from almost everyone).
That second-semester junior year was awful as the cousin died just a few weeks into the term and instead of just taking the day off for the funeral and going back to school the next day to eventually flunk an AP Macro Economics exam, I should have just taken the week off to grieve properly. The twat AP Econ teacher didn't help things either as he pretty much told me "too bad" about my circumstances.
Thoughts and prayers to everyone on their losses...cancer sucks. Addiction sucks. Depression sucks.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Ernie Harwell and Paul Carey||
Ernie Harwell and Paul Carey were my go-to for Tigers games that weren't on PASS since we didn't get that channel on cable. Tigers games on the radio really haven't been the same without those two together. RIP.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Definitely the 1-credit||
Definitely the 1-credit GeoSci courses if they still offer them and Biology of AIDS.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Went running this afternoon,||
Went running this afternoon, filled my post-run shake with 8 oz of whole milk. Tasted great. Feel like a million bucks. When it comes to nutrition: Harbaugh uber alles.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Bill Bonds.||
Bill Bonds avatar speaks for himself...but if you aren't familiar with Detroit TV history, Bonds was a longtime anchor on WXYZ-TV until his relationship with booze got the best of him 21 years ago, costing him his job. He died in December 2014. The quote of his I've used comes from a rant he had while taping a 5 p.m. news promo circa 1983.
Link to said Bill Bonds rant (NSFW): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWzyHkEPU0s
Link to Bill Bonds commentary on Michigan-Ohio State game (worth watching if you want to see where I got my avatar): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39xHIGrBWxs
Link to Bill Bonds/Bo Schembechler Interview clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMH99kFw_Xo
Translator = meaning of my last name...82 = year I was born (congrats, you know how old I am).
|44 weeks 5 days ago||This||
I grew up watching Pink Panther Strikes Again as a kid on video (pretty much wore the thing out) and that was my first exposure to Michigan football: Gerald Ford going nuts because a lunatic ex-chief inspector interrupts Michigan vs. Navy to threaten to make the United Nations building disappear.
Later in the movie when the CIA agent calls the White House late at night, Ford's talking in his sleep "Put me in coach!" The phone rings and then he yells, "What's the score??!!" As he turns the bedside lamp on we see he's sleeping under a Michigan blanket with the Block M prominently seen.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||As do my brothers whenever||
As do my brothers whenever they watch Die Hard 2 on AMC (or whatever basic cable channel it's on these days).
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mr. Cowboy?||
|46 weeks 6 days ago||For years, the answer to this||
For years, the answer to this question was Judge Judy. But eventually...Harbaugh.
|47 weeks 4 hours ago||Dear Mark Smith, author of||
Dear Mark Smith, author of the poorly thought out piece of opinion journalism in question:
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Just voted...Michigan's down||
Just voted...Michigan's down 6% to OSU (36-30).
|48 weeks 5 days ago||There is a Harbaugh connection||
Lost in all this is that Dougherty worked under Harbaugh at the University of San Diego from 2004 to 2006 and stayed in SD for a couple more seasons after Harbaugh left.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||DC/Baltimore region and Tidewater||
Need one each in the DC/Baltimore area and the Virginia Tidewater region (Hampton Roads/Va. Beach/Richmond/Williamsburg). The three Power 5 schools in that region of the Mid-Atlantic (Maryland, Va. Tech and Virginia) are all transitioning into new coaching staffs. No better time to make inroads with the high schools in those areas than this year.
|49 weeks 7 hours ago||Montoya's had a star-crossed||
Montoya's had a star-crossed professional career. He looked to be the goalie of the future for the Rangers when drafted 6th overall in 2004. But Henrik Lundqvist (the 205th overall pick in 2000) came out of nowhere in 2005-06 and put a stranglehold on the starting gig (which has worked out well for him and the team), making Montoya expendable (he never even donned a Rangers jersey--he was with their AHL affiliate in Hartford). Bounced around to Phoenix, NY Islanders, and the Jets before making his current stop in Florida. It's a bummer his career hasn't panned out as many of us who went to games at Yost a decade-plus ago thought it would.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||Would love to volunteer||
I just submitted a volunteer interest form on the Team Gardens website. I just moved back to Michigan for an interim period of time (i.e. until I know where my next job is) but would love to help out with #EATING in the meantime (plus it gives me a good excuse to wear my Hope for Pahokee shirt).
|50 weeks 1 day ago||CBS Sports has us as a 6||
Jerry Palm has us as a 6 in the West (vs. Monmouth and their entertaining bench). http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/bracketology
|50 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|50 weeks 5 days ago||I'll be a John Scott fan from||
I'll be a John Scott fan from here on out after reading this (except maybe if he tries to take out any Red Wings). I'm pretty much disillusioned with pro sports and their leadership at this point. His kids would be absolutely proud of him for being an all-star unlike what the unnamed NHL executive who posed the question would think. Also: Didn't know he was a Michigan Tech grad--and a smart one at that it seems.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Going the romantic route here||
It's a tie between two.
In grad school, I was dumped by a BC alum my age (we were 22-23 at the time) for a 20-year-old ex-classmate of hers. The replacement couldn't even get into her birthday party with his fake ID and she tried to convince me that he was "a mature 20" which I LOL'd at (their relationship lasted just a couple months). Unfortunately, it made for an awkward final 5 months of grad school as classmates since we were in the same seminars and it was a 200-person graduate class, so everyone knew everyone.
The other romantic break up was 10 years ago when the girl dumped me over the phone on my birthday because of a chocolate covered strawberry (I found out the strawberry part two months later as she tried to guilt trip me into staying friends and finally we had a telephone argument over the phone on why I was ignoring her..needless to say, she was blocked and shunned when that came to light).
|50 weeks 6 days ago||True Faith||
Off New Order's Substance album from 1987. Blue Monday would probably be No. 2.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||If you're interested...||
For those interested in following, the Washington Post has a collection of snowfall maps from the DC media on what's being forecasted in terms of accumulating snow. The consensus with medium confidence seems to be 10-24 inches (for now).
Also, I highly recommend following the Post's Capital Weather Gang blog if you're really into this storm and want to see how much snow gets dumped on DC. They'll probably live blog the weather forecasting models as they come in tonight (and tomorrow) and tweak their forecasts around that.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||This also reminds me of||
This also reminds me of Snowmageddon/Snowpocalypse 2010. I ended up working from home for a week because the street I lived on in Arlington, VA, was never cleaned. If at least a foot of snow falls (and probably more will fall), I pretty much expect the federal government to be shut down the entire week while the DC region digs out. I wouldn't be surprised if the state (MD/VA) and local governments probably burn through their snow cleaning budget after the first 24 hours of the storm. That all said I expect some amazing snowball fights at Dupont Circle on Saturday and Sunday.
Having lived in Washington for 9+ years until recently coming back to Michigan (on an interim basis), DC and the DMV area cannot handle snow, period. As someone stated before, they are wusses when it comes to winter weather, which is ridiculous since they're susceptible to snow in the winter time.
|52 weeks 23 hours ago||Yep||
Thanks, it is indeed him. Grew up watching him on Channel 7 as a kid and my brothers thought he was legendary based on the stories heard about him despite them being too young to remember watching him.
|1 year 4 min ago||Native Detroiter||
I was at Mon Jin Lau in Troy an hour ago and the last thing I saw before leaving the restaurant was a pic of Frey and the restaurant owner among the celebrity diner photos above the establishment's main entrance. He was a Detroit native, Dondero HS Class of '66. I probably have to fire up his Miami Vice episode now (Smuggler's Blues). RIP
|1 year 2 days ago||RIP||
I'll certainly remember as being Harbaugh's coach in Indianapolis. More recently (well, 10 years ago yesterday), his radio color commentary as Mike Vanderjagt missed the GW field goal for the Colts against the Steelers in the AFC Divisional playoff game stood out for me (and made me laugh at the same time): "Oh, he missed it baaaad."
|1 year 3 days ago||Eric Werner||
Holy crap, there's a name I haven't heard in a while. Great talent, but he had all sorts of academic issues (was suspended for 23 games his sophomore year because he had a 1.8 GPA).
Cool Story Bro moment: He and Roy Manning (along with a couple other football players whose names I don't remember probably because they were buried on the depth chart) were in my Horror Film class during the Fall 2003 semester. One time I was in a group discussion with Werner during that class, but he contributed nothing to the conversation. Manning looked like he was going to have a heart attack after our class screening of Carrie.
|1 year 4 days ago||RIP Metatron||
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Geez, it's the real life||
Geez, it's the real life Towering Inferno. I hate news like this on NYE...just too much bad stuff going on around the world. I really hope/pray 2016 will be better.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Happy for Syracuse||
I have family there and always rooted for them to do well in sports (except for the last four years when I was affiliated with Georgetown and whenever they clash with Michigan). Really, really solid hire.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Agreed||
I'm hoping it's Bates for the same reasons (also the fact he helped propel Miami [NTM] to the upper echelon of college hockey while AD there). Even Bo predicted in Bo's Lasting Lessons that Bates would make a great AD for Michigan.
But Hackett did as swell a job in such a tough position. He truly gets it.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I'd think Dino Babers from||
I'd think Dino Babers from Bowling Green will be garnering some serious consideration and land one of those jobs.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Woke up this morning in||
Woke up this morning in Armenia to see the final score and read what happened between the fumble and missed batted ball call. All I could do was
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Fox Sports Go has been awful||
It kept rewinding and also skipped plays altogether to get caught up to the live action. I missed a sack and a Chesson 1st down conversion catch. Really disappointed.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Did I miss it, or is Canteen||
Did I miss it, or is Canteen not listed at all?
All the "OR" spots are listed in alphabetical order btw...when I saw Morris' name first I raised an eyebrow, but then went down the chart and saw how they were ordered.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Well, we know what Average Joe's can do...||
|1 year 21 weeks ago||The injury happened hours||
The injury happened hours before our draft. My veteran money league (which a bunch of us former SITES Fishbowl computer consultants started while in undergrad and has continued to this day) usually drafts after the third week of preseason. Not sure why it got moved up this year as it was out of my hands. That all said: I was able to get Davante Adams, so that should be helpful.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I'm slightly disappointed||
I'm slightly disappointed with Sark: I expected him to drop an Armenian f-bomb or two when I first heard about his rant. There are plenty of USC Armenian alumni who probably would have loved that.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||It helps to have contacts||
It helps to have contacts with Comcast accounts back home aka family (and a VPN as well).
|1 year 21 weeks ago||It's been a hot zone in terms||
It's been a hot zone in terms of the weather being consistently above 100 degrees every day this summer, but in terms of the regional/global level, it's pretty calm and not near any of the crap going on in the rest of the Middle East (lots of Syrian-Armenians though are fleeing and setting up shop in Armenia). There was that Electric Yerevan protest, but that died down. Plenty of Michigan alumni/supporters here too.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Armenia||
Setting the alarm for 4 a.m. Friday for the 4:30 a.m. kickoff. Yerevan's 8 hours ahead of the Eastern Time Zone. Thankfully the noon kickoffs for UNLV and Oregon State means an 8 p.m. viewing time here in Yerevan. But likely going to do the 4 a.m. wake-up call for the Maryland game again. Hoping for a noon or 3:30 kickoff for BYU.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I didn't know UM provided a||
I didn't know UM provided a VPN. I'll have to look into that.
I've been using Private Internet Access for my VPN when I came to Armenia earlier this year. Works great (also highly recommend if you want to see what Netflix streams in different countries). I'll be using it (along with connecting to my brother's Comcast account) to watch the first month-plus of the season here before I head back to the States.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||All we're going to hear from||
All we're going to hear from this team over the next few weeks is one ping only.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Downer summer for diehard Lions fans||
Charlie Sanders and Mel Farr gone...ugh.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||A good friend of mine||
A good friend of mine (Michigan alum...all of us guys in the wedding party were Michigan alums) got married in LA the day of the 2010 Michigan-MSU game. During a break in the pre-wedding Armenian traditions at the bride's house, we all whipped out our cell phones to check out the score and get updates. At a certain point, we realized it wasn't worth checking the score anymore.
Also had a wedding the day of the UTL game in 2011 in Dallas. The two who got married were Maryland and North Texas alums though--was able to catch the last 2 minutes of the game at the hotel bar.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Two I can think of...||
2007 Ohio State: The offense never showed up and neither did the offensive line at the point of attack.
I almost lost it at the Michigan bar in DC at the end of the game. Plus, it was the end of a season that saw The Horror and Oregon--Carr's unfortunate sunset, so a lot of frustration came out.
2014 Minnesota: Concussion-gate. When I watch games on TV with friends, I'm OK. When I watch by myself...I'm yelling and screaming. A lot of yelling and screaming, a lot of pounding the coffee table, happened that game. The fact that nobody on that staff could figure out Morris had a concussion or even attempted to take his helmet away was unconscionable.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Went to the Maryland-MSU game last year||
My buddies (MSU grads) and I first thought about taking Metro from Northern Virginia, but we knew between construction and just the system's complete unreliability that it could take us almost 2 hours to get back late at night. That said, if you want to take Metro, UMD has shuttle busses that will take you to campus and drop you off near the stadium (or wherever you may are tailgating).
What my friends did was drive to the College Park Metro stop, parked there (it's free on the weekends), and took the shuttle bus to campus. We ended up walking back to the Metro station from campus after the game, which ended up being a 30-minute walk (but doable).
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Just my opinion but...||
I'd love it if the university seal came back on the shoulders. They were worn on the jersey during my undergrad years. Unfortunately, the complete de-emphasis of the seal across the university pretty much means that won't happen. Note: I was not a fan of the "shiny" maize jersey options during those years (nor the use of the Colorado Avalanche lettering/numbering). But definitely bring back the script Michigan.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Thanks...I was a big BB fan||
Thanks...I was a big BB fan growing up watching the local Detroit channels for news. I was fairly bummed when he got canned in January 1995, but it was understandable--he just couldn't control the drinking habit. When WXYZ put the compilation of best commentaries out and the one with him railing against college football and Michigan-OSU...until the twist at the end, it was worth making that an avatar haha.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||One of my favorites...love the scene when they're||
One of my favorites...love the scene when they're watching the Michigan vs MSU game and Bo makes a cameo appearance on the TV screen.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||I was at the Yerevan Republic||
I was at the Yerevan Republic Square (aka their ancestral Armenia homecoming) concert back on April 23 and SOAD absolutely rocked. They still have it. If the set list is anything similar to their European tour, it will be most of the stuff off their previous albums...plus a couple covers of some patriotic Armenian songs and a 3-4 part political cartoon on genocide (which is why they're doing the tour first place).
|1 year 39 weeks ago||McHenry lost her cool, no||
McHenry lost her cool, no question.
But that towing company, Advanced Towing, in Arlington (VA), is notorious for predatory towing and I'd go far as to say they're one of the most unscrupulous companies on the planet. This article says that she may have been rightfully parked when she was towed. That said, she lost her cool and definitely should have known better and could have handled it better since now Advanced Towing likely gets away scot free. The fact she continued her tirade after looking up at the security camera was a facepalm moment if there ever was one.
I know a few people that got towed by Advanced and shouldn't have, but they don't give a damn. They want your money any which way they can.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I'm watching the Runnin'||
I'm watching the Runnin' Rebels HBO documentary right now and I didn't realize Tark and Smith coached against each other in the 1977 Final Four. Both now gone. Sad day for basketball and my fellow Armenian-Americans who really looked up to Tark (and Tark was proud of his Armenian roots).
|1 year 49 weeks ago||This||
In the interest of full disclosure (even in the danger of getting flogged on this forum): I used to work at USA TODAY in the sports department (my boss was an ex-Daily editor who initially wrote "Go Blue!" when he responded to my CV/resume for that gig). In fact, at one point there were quite a few ex-Michigan Daily writers/editors employed by the paper. If I were still there, I probably would have had to publish this article since I used to work with the college sports desk.
The National sports media won't delve deep into this stuff--they only write what they can see. Like a few others have mentioned, they won't think about what the future may hold. Only that "Michigan lost out on Clark and Marshall...UCLA grabbed a whole bunch of highly-ranked players...etc." It's very superficial and I'm not a big fan of it either. But like stated before: It's all clickbait to rile up the fanbases. We know better--Harbaugh can develop these guys to play like studs. That's all there is to it.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||SI also put Michigan in the loser column||
Sports Illustrated put Michigan in the loser column as well.
Let's be honest: We won't know if we're a "winner" or "loser" for another 2-3 years when this class develops and shakes out. So I take these recaps with a grain of salt just like the NFL draft grades that come out one day after that's all said and done.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Jim Harbaugh will flip these recruits for real||
He'll flip ya for real
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Legend of Dave Bergman video embed|
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I feel like the Josh Smith||
I feel like the Josh Smith signing happened because of Gores' "win now" ultimatum and the fact that Dumars had the money to spend. It was a poor signing.
Darko was high on many draft boards that year and, yes, history shows that was an awful pick. But let's not forget Darko was also a primadonna who let all the hype get to his head. That hype let him think he had the right to play regular minutes each game from the start of the season. When he didn't get regular playing time under Larry Brown (another factor you have to throw in because Brown wanted Darko to play more a traditional post game instead of the inside-outside shooting big-man Euro style Darko was used to on top of the fact this was an NBA Finals bound team with a strong, tight starting nucleus already forged), he sulked. The sulking affected his attitude which affected everything else. He was talented--perhaps not at a No. 2 pick level--but it's not like the guy didn't know how to play hoops. He had a crappy attitude.
I mean...look at his choice remarks after this EuroBasket game in 2007 that didn't go Serbia's way. Talented kid, horrible mindset.
|2 years 5 days ago||Here's the link to his||
Here's the link to his Youngstown State coaching bio.
There's also a "mic'd up" video on the bio...embedded below.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Minnick on Harbaugh from Dec. 2011||
This is from December 2011 from the 49ers' "Harbaugh Interviews" ... some very cool Harbaugh anecdotes if you click on the link.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||My best explanation of what went wrong||
In case anyone cares, I talked to a former colleague of mine from a "sister" paper of the Freep. (Full disclosure: I worked at a Gannett paper for five years on the online sports desk with at least one other Michigan alum--it was NOT the Freep).
He said that Gannett, the parent company, has been centralizing page/photo/copy editing at regional "design centers" for the local papers they own (Freep, Indy Star, Louisville, Arizona Republic, etc) except for USA Today.
So it's quite possible somone not in Detroit AND not well-versed in sports (which the latter has to be the case IMHO) picked the faux photo and edited the page. It's still a massive failure and ultimately falls on the Freep editors for not getting it right, but this is another sign of the downfall of the old-school newspaper business: Local papers that aren't produced locally for the sake of corporate economic efficiency.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Not only that...last I||
Not only that...last I checked, you can actually run the ball out of the spread and pistol and any other spread type of offense. Heck, we ran the ball pretty well in the 2008 Capital One Bowl game vs. Florida when we went to that spread-style design for that lone day.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I hate to say it but this game could very well be||
I hate to say it but this game could very well be M00N II: The M00M.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I believe it was mentioned in||
I believe it was mentioned in Three and Out that Bill Martin had Dungy on his initial wish list. The man is not coaching football again, period.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||My post on Diggs went up probably the same time as this one||
Here's a link to a Baltimore Sun article that details what happened. I hope he gets well soon.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Go Back to the future for bowl sponsors||
Bring back USF&G for the Sugar, Sunkist for the Fiesta and Federal Express for the Orange.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||NY beers||
In Manhattan to run the NYC marathon Sunday ... First beer was St. Lawrence Liquid Gold, now on the Kuka a Pumpkin Dubbel.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Re Harbaugh being viable||
I think he is based on other track records. UCLA hired Jim L. Mora in 2012 and he had last coached college in 1984 as a GA at Washington and obviously was never a college coordinator. It's worked out OK for them so far.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Before Jaws...he was Kanamit||
In the Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man" ... and yes, it's still a cookbook.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I'll let the gif do my venting.||
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Olympic Stadium||
Montreal's Olympic Stadium back when the Expos were around. Went to a game there in 2002. The seats were awful and you could just tell the ballpark was awkwardly converted for baseball...Not to mention the issues they had with the roof for years and the financial boondoggle it was for Montreal, among other things.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||I would rather have been in Armenia doing what you||
I would rather have been in Armenia doing what you were doing (and visiting the motherland in the process) then watching the game at the Michigan bar in NYC. When you get sympathy from random Miami (YTM) fans in Manhattan ... It's bad.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Usually I don't believe in||
Usually I don't believe in coincidences, but this for this purpose it is...especially since I didn't make the connection that Bo indeed looks like Clancy here. I love those photos of Bo wearing those sunglasses in the 80s. Heck, I wish I owned a pair.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||"This business will get out of control"||
Although I was in diapers, this has shades of 1983 with the Korean Air disaster where the Soviets shot down the airliner after it strayed into Russian air space, killing everyone on board.
That all said, my only comment for this disaster can be summed up by Admiral Josh Painter from The Hunt for Red October.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Decommitment announcement on video||
Campbell spoke with WXYZ in an exclusive interview...2:16 is the decommitment admission. Video link is here.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||The Art of Film||
FilmVid 236 (In what is now the Screen Studies Program but was previously the Program in Flm and Video Studies) taught by Hugh Cohen. Yes, we watched movies...lots of them--especially Martin Scorsese films since his films were the focus of the class that semester. I decided to major in Film and Video Studies after taking it. Films watched included Chinatown, GoodFellas, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Mean Streets, Cape Fear (1991), Annie Hall and Terminator 2, among others. We were supposed to watch High Noon the evening of Sept. 11, 2001, but that was cancelled for obvious reasons.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||No other way to say it: That||
No other way to say it: That sucked. This team needs to take a long good look in the mirror.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Nice to see a Troy native||
Nice to see a Troy native (even if he went to Athens) back on the Michigan roster.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||You got me.||
Meant McGary. Anger + forum post venting = name mishaps.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||That nickel/dime foul call on||
That nickel/dime foul call on McGrady pretty much sealed the game for Arizona. That leaves a more bitter taste in my mouth than blowing an 11-point lead because it's not like the team completely imploded at any one point of the game.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Not sure about the student wait list||
But there are always tickets being sold all the time. I will say the best bet for now in terms of buying football tickets (and probably basketball tickets at this point in time) is to check out the message boards, Craig's List, etc., and put out feelers to friends. Tickets always turn up so I don't think it should be a problem for you--even in the student section's brave new world.
Congrats on getting into Michigan Law...Go Blue (and Hoya Saxa from here on the Hilltop).
|3 years 24 weeks ago||I hope it won't take that||
I hope it won't take that long to find a spot, renovate and re-open. In the meantime, I'm thankful I can get one last triple or quad when I'm back in town visiting this weekend.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Jack approves of BBQ Commitapalooza||
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Matt Godin also tweeted this photo out||
|3 years 34 weeks ago||I was part of the graduation||
I was part of the graduation class that heard David Davis speak (2004) and I thought he was fantastic. No one had heard of this guy and he came out being pretty funny and not condescending at all. While he did talk about his experiences (the man lost half his face in a race car accident!), he did point on the key fact that we should live our lives and take other calculated risks while we can. Heck, he even called out a graduate by name because of his angry Michigan Daily letter to the editor griping how Michigan State got Condoleeza Rice as its speaker and Michigan got a no-namer guy. And he ended the speech with the "If you want God to laugh, tell him your plans for the future" quote. He got a long, loud ovation for that speech, so I think it was pretty darn good.
Now the student speaker that year on the other hand was awful. My friends and I were rolling our eyes and tuning her out after about the first three minutes. All she did was talk about discovering herself and had zero message for her fellow graduates.
My one brother had Bill Clinton in 2007 and he was fantastic. My father is not his biggest fan but admitted it was a pretty darn good speech and liked what he had to say.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Writes for GoBlueWolverine.||
Writes for GoBlueWolverine. Here's his twitter page.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||That did it for me as well||
I have not watched the NBA on a regular basis since that farce of a series. I root for the Pistons and all but I just don't follow as closely as I did years ago.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Sadly, he still has another gig going||
Thanks a lot, WDIV (at least it's buried on their website). Click at your own peril.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Here's why not||
Villanova did win an FCS title a couple years ago, so they're not that bad, but sure as heck wouldn't be anywhere near bowl-worthy competition in FBS. Also: Their stadium seats only 12,000.
Georgetown? They have the smallest D-I football stadium in the country (seats 2,500!) and football has been an afterthought there for a long while (last year was the Hoyas first season finishing above .500 in who knows how long). Also: They don't give away football scholarships as members of the Patriot League. So there's that too.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||True||
But when stuff like this comes out, it's very frustrating. It also speaks to Bill Martin moreso than anything.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Sirius XM audio||
I remember this going down my freshman year at Michigan.
"I tried to call the A.D. at Michigan between 12 and 1. I had a false name. I would give him a fake name and he would call me back. I couldn’t get a hold of him because he was playing squash. The secretary said he demands that he doesn’t get interrupted unless it’s an emergency and if you want you can leave a voicemail. I left a voicemail and went to Louisville and I’m really happy I did."
|4 years 14 weeks ago||I assume Bates would want it||
I assume Bates would want it that way if a home-and-home is discussed and comes to fruition. My guess is Brandon would try to jazz it up by having it at an NFL stadium or Fenway. But as I write this, I'm now remembering that UMass is playing 4 home games per season over the next few years at Gillette. So maybe Gillette won't happen anyways.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||9/2/2000||
My first game at The Big House was also my first game ever as a student: vs. Bowling Green. A nice little blowout.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Easily one of the top three||
Easily one of the top three games I've watched live at Michigan Stadium (Ohio State '03 and '11 are the other two). I really thought Braylon's dropped pass was incomplete--the ending was just stunning.
BTW, here's the embedded highlights
|4 years 21 weeks ago||I'm partial to Beverly Hills Cop II||
Especially the intro, with Eddie Murphy driving through the streets of Detroit in a Ferrari while Bob Seger rocks out.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Watching Team 133 rush the||
Watching Team 133 rush the field and touching the banner at Cowboys Stadium to a "canned" version of The Victors before this game is just wrong.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Unreal.||
Quite simply put: A Michigan football Saturday without the Michigan Marching band is sacreligious. And in this case, it's purely unacceptable. The money is there and it's Labor Day weekend.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Funny but untimely||
The sign was funny but the Sugar Bowl was not the place to flaunt it, especially in the middle of a tight game. I know I didn't need another hypocratic "pride comes before the fall" coming from the mouth of Dantonio in case our luck ran out, which thankfully it didn't.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||1-800-Reality||
It doesn't sound like Joe Amendola knew what 1-800-REALITY is really about when he made that reference. Personally, Sandusky needs a new lawyer (not that I think it'll help him that much the way things are going).
|5 years 6 weeks ago||So when is Joe Dumars going||
So when is Joe Dumars going to announce the return of teal jerseys?
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Bottom line to recruits from the coaches||
If you are interested in Michigan, you better walk the walk and not just talk the talk. Cliche, I know, but it's obviously the rule now based off this and Pharoh Brown's visit to Oregon.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Good luck to them||
Those are Rodriguez's core guys, even if Gibson is a fail of a secondary coach. Best of luck in the desert.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||I remember him from his NFL days||
Chester McGlockton was a force on the Raiders and Chiefs D-lines in the 90s and a four-time Pro Bowler. I had no clue he was an assistant at Stanford until I saw the news of his passing. Very sad and too young at 42.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Fouls, assists and free throws.||
We shot better than UVA (44% to 41.5%) but fouls killed us looking at the stats (20 for us, 12 for UVA). UVA: 17-22 for free throws while we were only 4-7. That pretty much is your difference maker. Also got outrebounded and they doubled us on assists.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Pretty sure these shows are taped way in advance||
But it's cool timing nontheless. Cue the conspiracy thoeries from Ohio in 3...2...1...
|5 years 7 weeks ago||One of my Marine Corps||
One of my Marine Corps Marathon running buddies is a Buckeye and he basically had a "shrugged shoulders" reaction to the loss and is hoping for the best with Urban Meyer.
At the game, the guy standing to my left was a Buckeye but was very gracious/tolerant/not an a-hole since he was at the game with a Michigan friend. He even admitted to me that Fitz's TD should have counted. The only annoying Buckeye within earshot of me was this cute but obnoxious blonde in the next row yelling "LET'S GO BUCKS!" at every chance she could get. People were telling her to shut up vociferously in the second half. At the end of the game, she got into it verbally with a Michigan fan sitting right behind her.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Fans who were at the game did||
Fans who were at the game did not see the replay of the stomp because the stadium TV never showed it, according to my friends who went. The first time they saw it was after we ate Thanksgiving dinner and were watching the Ravens-Niners pregame. Their reaction pretty much was "yeah, that's not good."
I want to give Suh the benefit of the doubt, but Schwartz must have a heart-to-heart talk with the guy. I don't doubt Suh is a good dude, but maybe like some actors get lost in their roles or cops get too deep in their cover, perhaps Suh has blurred the line between his off and on the field personas. It sounds crazy, but it can happen. Let's not foget that Suh is no Larry Harrison or Albert Haynesworth, who I both think are not the greatest human beings in the world when compared to Suh (Harrison insulted the commish in a magazine article whereas Suh actually asked for a meeting...Haynesworth actually caused bodily harm when he stomped on a guy's head).
Leads me to one last thing: The media guys, especially the ex-NFL types, are a bunch of fricking hypocrites when it comes to Suh.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Yep.||
I find it interesting that the refs have not called anything since Suh got ejected. His ejection was right and he'll probably get suspended, but as a Lions fan, I agree that this officiating has been pure garbage. If this crew ends up doing the Super Bowl, it's going to be a crapfest.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||So am I an idiot too then?||
So am I an idiot too then? Must be since I rushed the field and somehow managed to get a master's degree from an Ivy League school in addition to my Michigan bachelor's.
Have a drink, calm down, get off the internets and just enjoy the game on Saturday instead of playing brother's keeper. One thing I've learned in life: You can't control everything.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Forgot about the dropoff. It||
Forgot about the dropoff. It is indeed a steep jump from the last row onto the field, but just as bad is trying to get back into the stands--that was a helluva climb to make and I think I hurt myself more on that in '03 than the jump.
In 2003, no one got pepper sprayed from what I remember. There were a few on-field folks trying to stop people by putting their arms out but that was pretty much futile. A bunch of officials stood around the goal posts to make sure the students rushing didn't try to take those down, which no one bothered attempting to do. Everyone pretty much ran to midfield to soak it all in.
One thing I have noticed this year is more on-field security watching the stands during time outs...I wonder if they will be more proactive about stopping people when/if people rush.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||I did it in 2003||
Emails went around to students saying to rush the field after if we beat them because then it would clinch the Big 10 and the Rose Bowl berth for the first time since '97. We won...and we haven't beaten those guys since. That was my last year at Michigan as an undergraduate. If we win, I won't mind seeing the students rush the field (I'll be at the game but sitting in the old folks seats). It may look odd and get some raised eyebrows across the country for beating a blah Ohio team, but after 8 years of frustration it'll feel good. Let the new generation do what they will.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||The fans were indeed nice. In||
The fans were indeed nice. In my section, none of them were vocal toward the Michigan fans and basically minded their own business pretty well.
With regard to the Michigan Marching Band halftime performance: I thought it was by far the WORST one I've ever seen in my 11 years of attending Michigan games. Just awful. I can't blame the Nebraska fans for complaining about that. I usually enjoy them but this was just painful.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||More obligatory Bo pointing.||
|5 years 9 weeks ago||I think this took a couple of takes to get it right||
Looks to me as if Hoke was about to crack up laughing in the beginning there. I'll be in my seat at 11:45 sharp. Hoping for a great start to Thanksgiving week back in the Mitten.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||There's an article out already...||
Detroit News says he's got a preliminary hearing set for Wednesday.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||2001||
I was out for most of the day and came back in time for the fourth quarter. I almost punched a hole in my parents' house when Michigan State scored the winning touchdown.
I will say that 1990 was pivotal for me because that's what made me a Michigan fan for life. After that game, my dad gleefully said he was happy Michigan lost, that he rooted for MSU (he got a certificate from one of their satellite managment education centers--not exactly legit, but in his mind it was), and that he was never a fan of Bo (although he was retired by this point). So what does a good son do? Root for the team Dad despises. I'd it's paid off well the past 20+ years.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Yeah, looks like it.||
It's one thing to be upset over a relationship that eneded poorly, whether it's being cheated on or something else. But to hack someone's personal twitter account or email or whatever as revenge is crossing the line.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||I loved the dual-QB||
I loved the dual-QB formation, especially at the 3:07 mark. That play looks like the "Clubbin' secret team play I use whenever I played NFL Blitz 2000.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Thanks for posting this...||
I was hoping someone would make a .gif out of it...this was classic.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Absolutely...||
Only thing is not sure how to PM you guys on this board unless you're on twitter and can DM me your emails and we'll go from there.
I should add that they send Valenti home after the first hour because he sounded like he got kicked in the family jewels the way his voice got strung out with the yelling. And yes, he was crying at one point too.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||The slow meltdown was priceless...||
I have the entire rant (and show, complete with commercials) on my computer and love listening to it when it's ND-MSU week. My two favorite parts are when his producer comes on and tries to get Valenti to change topics and talk about the good time he had with his dad at the game, in which Valenti tells him to shut up. The other favorite clip is about the 42-minute mark when Terry Foster just loses it and starts screaming and berating him for rooting for MSU even though the Spartans break his heart every time. Foster finally gets control of his senses and goes "Jesus Christ, now I'm acting like you!"
|5 years 18 weeks ago||Great game footage and they||
Great game footage and they absolutely lucked out by being right by Roundtree when he caught the game-winning touchdown.
I feel the one thing that was missing after watching this: Postgame Rocket Ismail with sad face.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||My thoughts exactly||
First thought that popped into my head when seeing this abominations: Michigan's playing Baylor?
|5 years 19 weeks ago||I agree it is all speculation||
I agree it is all speculation until the investigation is completed on what caused the crash. Personally, however, you could not pay me to fly on an Ilyushin, Yak, Tupelov or any other Soviet-era plane if I was traveling in that part of the world. Those aircraft have been poorly maintained over the years.
In two years, there have been three crashes involving Soviet-era planes. One of them killed the president of Poland and a high-ranking delegation from the country. Now we have an entire hockey team wiped out.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Had to do it...||
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Horrible||
Hockey and the NHL has endured so much this offseason with the suicides and deaths of Belak and the others and now this happens. I can't remember a worse offseason for the sport, excluding labor-related stuff. Keeping the players and their families in my thoughts and prayers.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Just awful||
I started reading Kowalski's reports and writings during my freshman year in Ann Arbor and haven't stopped since. His radio interviews on WDFN were priceless--I always looked forward to listening to those.
This is a huge loss for Lions fans and sports journalists. This guy was the textbook beat reporter and not one of those cookie-cutter guys that didn't do the work. He busted his butt to get the job done and even better: He interacted with the fans in chats, forums (yeah, the mlive.com Lions forum) and now on Twitter. A lot of national beat writers could take a page from Killer...RIP.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Yeah...||
I also forgot to mention that Moeller and Carr continued with that tradition of having the same Friday night meal and the cookie delivery at night. Hoke's bringing it all back it seems.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||The traditional Friday night dinner||
Bo's Friday night dinner consisted of clam chowder, salad, steak, baked potato and a couple other things that I can't remember off the top of my head (I don't have any of the Bo books in front of me). Guys also used to get a chocolate chip cookie before bedtime.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||Congrats to Brian!||
I mostly remember Brian as a high school senior who could care less about gnat-like freshmen (like me) on the quiz bowl team. He probably still doesn't give a damn about gnat-like, sub-100 point posters (like me) but that won't prevent me from wishing him congratulations and nothing but the best in marriage, life and -- hopefully from here on out -- Michigan football. Godspeed and Go Blue!
|5 years 31 weeks ago||I had totally forgotten Kampfer was on the Bruins||
When I saw him lifting the Cup, I was ecstatic. I guess I was used to seeing Matt Hunwick in a Bruins jersey on a consistent basis before he got shipped off to Colorado during the season. If not for the trade, we'd have two Michigan men lifting Lord Stanley's Cup.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||Looks like UMHoops still looking for confirmation||
EDIT: Beaten to the punch by MGoChippewa
SECOND EDIT: Michigan Hoops taking a page out of football's playbook for recruiting in pairs.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||Brandon also did the ND survey in DC||
The majority raised their hands in favor of keeping Notre Dame instead of a home-and-home with a USC/Texas/big-name conference school type. I wouldn't mind a two-year break in the Notre Dame series. Michigan didn't play the Irish in my first two years in Ann Arbor (2000 and 2001) and I was OK with that. I'll leave it up to Brandon, Hoke and the athletic department to figure it out.
I personally wouldn't mind seeing a home-and-home with Maryland or Virginia so the DC alumni (like me) can get out to a game locally. I also miss the BC beatdowns of the 90s. I'd drive up to Boston for one of those.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||Well...||
Definitely a shocker and a nasty surprise for Ohio. But for us, remember this: We don't play Wisconsin for the next four years unless it's the B1G championship game.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||Just remembered...||
The last question asked at the DC alumni recpetion Q & A was by a young lady who is a U.S. Army vet. She inquired as to whether Hoke would be going overseas like some other college coaches have done to support our troops. Hoke said he was actually offered a late invite by Air Force's coach to go this week, but obviously plans to come out to the East Coast for the alumni events were already made. But Hoke said he's definitely interested and planning on going overseas to support the troops. And of course, he, Brandon and the coaches thanked the lady for her service to our country and she rightfully got a round of applause.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||The neutral site game||
It was my follow up to asking about whether the neutral-site game was just a one-time thing. I think with the Big House, Brandon said that once a substanial waiting list is built up, they're going to try and enclose one of the stadium's ends so it's at the same level of the suite/press box towers.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||Other questions asked that the video missed||
Other questions asked that weren't in the video included that I can recall:
--Helmet stickers, which we all know by now is "no."
--Darryl Stonum's status, which was promptly shot down by Brandon and Hoke, saying they would not discuss an individual player's status on the team).
--Will wee see more games like the Alabama game in Dallas next year. I asked this and got the answer I figured Brandon would say that it's a one-off deal and they're not looking to play neutral site games, which is legit because we have the Big House and want to host as many games there as possible. I followed up with asking about "we'll have tickets right?" and he didn't bite on that, saying "tickets are always an issue" and it got a laugh.
I want to say someone asked about Maui, but don't remember the context.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||More on the Kicker question||
That was a lighthearted moment during the Q & A. A kid wearing a Michigan helmet and sitting on his dad's shoulders asked the question and of course it got a lot of laugher and applause. I can't remember what Hoke and Brandon said because it a very humourous moment.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||Same thing occurred with me...||
Regarding Berenson's comment about the goal to win national championships. Those of us that have watched Brady Hoke's introductory presser (probably all of us) remembers his interaction with a columnist whose name I will not mention because he's an insult to journalism. But if you think about it: In football, you do have to win the conference title to have a shot at the national title. In college hockey, you don't have to win the conference championship to make it to the Frozen Four and win it all. It all depends on the system in place for the sport.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||I don't have enough points to start a thread||
But I was at the event as well and I thought it went well. DB, Hoke, Berenson and Beilein spoke well and the only time DB and Hoke shot someone down in the Q/A session was when somebody asked about Stonum's status--they weren't going down that path.
Personal note: Brandon was very patient with me as my camera malfunction and let me come back once I got it fixed to take a quick photo. Very impressed with all of them--our athletics are in good hands
|5 years 33 weeks ago||Doh...||
I really hope he announces tomorrow for a recruiting birthday present. And if he does announce tomorrow, maybe he can hold up this jersey (because it's the only day he can do it).
|5 years 33 weeks ago||Wayne Morgan committing tomorrow...||
Would be a nice birthday present for me (considering it has not been the best birthday week). The creme' de la creme' of this recruiting class, however, will be the trench players. Once those guys start falling into place and commit, we're gonna have some future brick walls and behemoths dominating in due time.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||I will be at the DC event||
I couldn't make it a couple years ago when Rodriguez, Berenson and Beilein showed up to DC (stupid working nights with different days off). Now that I have a normal life and work schedule (i.e. not working weekend days/nights), I can look forward to this.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||Umm...||
I just clicked on it and it looks like they did change it over to the new Block M.
I'm also glad they changed it over. The "split M" just never looked right to me.